Jesse Gomez

Post-doctoral Fellow

Education & Prior Positions:

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Stanford University, 2018
Graduate lecturer, Stanford School of Medicine, 2013-2017
B.A. in Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, 2012

Scientific interests & short bio:

Jesse is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology, coming to us from Stanford University where he got his PhD with Kalanit Grill-Spector studying the development of the human visual system. His work combines advanced MRI techniques (quantitative, diffusion, functional), along with immunohistochemistry of human cortical tissue, to study how the brain develops from childhood to adulthood. He is particularly interested in understanding the tissue structures that underlie the development of typical brain function, and what happens when this development goes awry.

Honors & Awards:

NRSA Kirschtein Pre-doctoral fellow 2016-2018
NSF graduate research fellow 2012-2016

Selected Publications:

  • Gomez J, Natu V, Jeska B, Barnett M, Grill-Spector K. (2018). Development differentially sculpts receptive fields across early and high-level human visual cortex. Nature Communications.
  • Gomez J, Barnett M, Mezer A, Natu V, Weiner KS, Palomero-Gallagher N, Amunts K, Zilles K, Grill-Spector K. (2017). Microstructural proliferation in human cortex is coupled with the development of face processing. Science.
  • Gomez J, Pestilli F, Witthoft N, Golarai G, Liberman A, Poltoratski S, Yoon J, Grill-Spector K. (2015). Functionally defined white matter reveals segregated pathways in human ventral temporal cortex associated with category-specific processing. Neuron.
  • Grill-Spector K, Weiner KS, Kay K, Gomez J. (2017). The functional neuroanatomy of human face perception. Annual reviews of vision science.
  • Natu V, Barnett M, Hartley J, Gomez J, Stigliani A, Grill-Spector K. (2016). Development of neural sensitivity to face identity correlates with perceptual discriminability. J. Neuroscience.
  • Weiner KS, Jonas J, Gomez J, … Grill-Spector K, Rossion B. (2016). The face-processing network is resilient to focal resection of human visual cortex. J. Neuroscience.